the salvation army

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the Salvation Army definition

A Protestant denomination, organized under officers in military fashion, that is known chiefly for its charitable works in cities among the poor, the homeless, and people dependent on drugs and alcohol. It was founded in the nineteenth century by the English reformer William Booth.

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